Connoisseur achievement in Halo MCC


Halo 2: Complete three Halo 2 playlists.

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How to unlock the Connoisseur achievement

  • Broadan26Broadan26186,220
    01 Jan 2015 30 Dec 2014
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    There are 9 Halo 2 playlists in total to complete. For this achievement you only need to do 3 of them.

    The two easiest ones to complete are the Boss Fights (3 missions) and the Fan Favorites (4 missions). If you're quick, you can probably finish these both in under 2 hours.

    By doing this you will also unlock the achievement Seconds

    Halo: The Master Chief CollectionSecondsThe Seconds achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection worth 40 pointsHalo 2: Complete a Halo 2 playlist.

    The third playlist that should be completed is either the Arbiter's Journey (7 missions) or one of the 4 campaign playlists (15 missions). I suggest doing the campaign playlist because the achievements for the campaign playlist also count towards the campaign achievement list. Also the skulls, terminals and other collectables can all be found in the playlist campaign as well.

    But if you're like me and didn't know about the playlist overlap with the campaign, the Arbiter's Journey will take significantly less time to complete than doing the campaign all over again.

    Bug Notice

    Some people have noted for the playlist based achievements that sometimes you need to complete 4 playlists in order to unlock any of the "complete three Halo playlists" achievements. So if this achievement doesn't unlock for you after you are returned to the MCC main menus then you will likely need to complete a 4th playlist.
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    Puma FistWould probably be a good idea to do the LASO playlist for Halo 2 for this achievement. It's not as hard as one would imagine if you have a basic idea as to what you're doing.
    Posted by Puma Fist on 04 Feb 15 at 02:04
    AvidousI just completed the Boss Fights playlist for Halo 2, however no progress was tracked. It shows the first two missions as completed but not the Great Journey even though I beat it.
    Posted by Avidous on 12 May 17 at 17:35
    z0rrofoxBit late to the party but I suggest doing the Master Chief's journey instead. It has more missions but the Armory is basically an interactive cutscene and Outskirts, Metropolis, Delta Halo and High Charity are all sub-15 minute completions. Only Regret and Gravemind pose any significant problems but if you've played them through before it shouldn't be that bad
    Posted by z0rrofox on 31 Oct 17 at 23:43
    LepraSaunCan you not just do the same easy Playlist 3 times to get this? Or do you need to do 3 unique Playlists?
    Posted by LepraSaun on 01 Feb 19 at 11:26
    x1001x Puppys@LepraSaun 3 unique playlists unfortunately.
    Posted by x1001x Puppys on 07 Mar 19 at 15:57
    Kanchanaburieven the arbitor's playlist is broken if you play in coop, as the first part doesn't count in coop, even after you restart in solo, it says 7/7 in the specific playlist but doesn't count on the main screen where it gives out of 9. I suggest if playing in coop, start solo and then continue in coop?
    Posted by Kanchanaburi on 30 Mar 19 at 06:21
    GTRX UKI did both the legendary playlist and the master chiefs journey playlist and it has not given me either of them as completed playlists.
    Posted by GTRX UK on 16 Aug 19 at 15:46
    Tozi TiberiusDon't do in co-op. The cinematic levels won't count and you'll have to do it all over again solo.
    Posted by Tozi Tiberius on 15 Dec 19 at 00:37
    Serge GoujonAs of March 2020 it's confirmed, that you have to play 3 unique playlists to get the achievement.
    Posted by Serge Goujon on 09 Mar 20 at 12:33
    Yuanda Zhu SanTozi Tiberius is right!!! Tried today. Time wasted. Don't do it in a coop game. 6/7. 7/7 after doing only cinematic level alone. Doesn't count for the achievement 😭
    Posted by Yuanda Zhu San on 28 Mar 20 at 16:50
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